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March 2014 in Review

Times of Our Lives

Decade of Resilience and Community: 1930-1939 By Lindsey Glenn

Paula and Celia ready for more bead throwing.

Many residents singing along and enjoying happy hour.

Ginger and Florence waiting for their red beans & rice and gumbo.

Margaret, Paquita, Toni, Evelyn, David, Maxine, Bea, and Millie enjoying margaritas during dinner out.

Millie, Rose, Toni, Paquita, and Joan at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

Helen & Gus dancing the night away.

Al & Wilma sporting their beads.

Vida, Millie, Willetta, Charlotte, June, Leora, and Rose having fun with St. Patrick’s Day trivia.

Lakeview Senior Living 303-988-2848 • LakeviewSeniorLiving.com • 7390 W. Eastman Place • Lakewood, CO 80227 A SPECTRUM RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

Just as Dorothy so eloquently told us as she tapped her brilliant ruby slippers together, there really is no place like home. We all have fond memories of the safety and comforts associated with what we have called “home” over the years, and we at Spectrum truly hope that each of you feels just as affectionately at home today, here in your community. Join us this month as we reminisce about what “home” means to you, and as we celebrate another monumental time of our lives…

The Decade of Resilience and Community: 1930-1939 After the war, the stock market crashed and The Great Depression took hold on the world. Many families struggled to make ends meet as entire industries dried up, unemployment rates rose and, for those who were lucky enough to retain a job, salaries were drastically reduced. It would be a long road to recovery and a great challenge to simply survive. Though times were tough, we have probably all learned at least once in our lives that through great pain also comes great progress. One of the first female pilots in our history, Emelia Earhart, was making history in the aviation industry, and for womankind. Politically, two presidents, Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt, made their marks during their terms as they attempted (from very different

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points of view) to improve the state of the economy. And in the name of entertainment, people found pleasure in simple forms of leisure. President Roosevelt, an avid stamp collector, started a fad among hobbyists. Traditional parlor games as well as board games became all the rage in households as Parker Brothers introduced the still-popular game of Monopoly. Gambling increased and also became an outlet as people sought any means to add to their income. The attendance and radio play of spectator sports like baseball and horse racing also grew in popularity. And in Hollywood, film and film-making flourished to serve as an escape for the suffering people of the Depression. Perhaps one of the most notable film releases of the time is The Wizard of Oz due to the exorbitant cost to produce it, the elaborate set and costume design, and the breathtaking revelation of Technicolor used during the opening scenes. This time of our lives, with so much necessary effort to survive, revealed the best and worst attributes of our very being. There is no shortage of remarkable tales from the era… What experiences or stories do you remember from this time, and how did they shape who you are today?


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Happy Birthday RESIDENTS: 2 3 8 15 16 17 17 21 23

Ivan Stauffer Anne Banerian Ellen Loetscher Helen Achatz Donna Calvaresi Helmuth Froeschle Dorothy Madonna Esther Burdett Marilyn Hutton

Welcome New Residents C. W. Brandt Susan Teale Barbara Jeffery Virginia & Orlin Waas Jean Pyle Sharon Benson Joyce Roche Barbara E. Tuba

“...if I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I shouldn’t look any further than my own backyard.”

-Dorothy, The Wizard of Oz

Community Spotlight

Thoughts from the Director of Fun

Night shift is always a tough shift. Filling night shift positions with reliable people who actually do the work they are assigned is especially challenging. Lakeview was quite fortunate when Rick Lehman became our Night Concierge. He has brought steady reliability, conscientious attention to his work, and compassionate caring to the residents. Most of you have not met Rick, even though he will have worked at Lakeview for three years this June. Rick is a slight man with a soft voice. He was born in Des Moines, but his family moved to Denver in 1956. Rick began working in the old Adams County Library as a librarian, but soon began driving the bookmobile and a shuttle service between libraries. He met his future wife Vernetta, there. They have been married 39 years. He moved next to work in a bindery for a year, but again ended up driving a shuttle service for the company for another 19 years. That driving job led to a position driving night shift for a trucking company, making deliveries and unloading the cargo. About the same time as the economy went sour, Rick faced a serious health threat: pancreatic cancer. After surgeries and treatment, Rick was ready to continue

Hurray, it’s Spring! We will focus in April on the 1930’s, “The Decade of Resilience and Community.” Our theme this month will be “There’s No Place Like Home.” On April 7th bring pictures of your homes and family to share stories with other residents while enjoying coffee and cookies. Three movies we will showcase this month take place in the 1930’s: “The Changeling”, “Cinderella Man”, and “The Natural.” Other events occurring in the ‘30’s will be explored in documentaries such as “Where’s Amelia Earhart”, “The Golden Gate Bridge” and “The Building of Hoover Dam.” Dinner entertainment on April

working, but could not handle the physically demanding aspects of that job any more. The trucking company’s loss was Lakeview’s gain. Residents who have met Rick for the first time when they activated their emergency alert in the wee hours of the morning have frequently commented on how kind Rick was, and how he gently reassured them as they waited for the paramedics. Rick really enjoys the small group of early-risers who come by the front desk to chat with him before 7 a.m. It is part of why he loves his job; the other reason, he said, is that he is not driving anymore! The Lakeview Directors considered a number of worthwhile employee candidates for the Gatekeeper Award for the first quarter of 2014, but everyone kept coming back to the quiet, unassuming “rock” who works for us on the night shift, Rick Lehman. We are pleased to announce his selection. Along with a personal plaque and a gift card for $250, Rick’s name will be added to the plaque in the lobby near the front door. Rick, even though you are there all by yourself at night, we don’t forget for a minute the significant contribution you make to the smooth functioning of Lakeview Senior Living.

Monthly Main Events Overview Our theme this month is “There’s No Place Like Home.” Please join us on Monday, April 7th at 3:00 to visit with

friends to share photos and stories of your home and family while enjoying coffee and cookies.

3rd will be music of the ‘30’s; listen and dance! We have a number of fun trips such as The History Colorado Center and The Wild Animal Sanctuary, as well as lunch and dinner out to a variety of restaurants. Don’t forget to sign up for the special ladies’ luncheon on April 15th and the men’s luncheon on the 22nd. Please check out the Zumba Gold class on April 11th. This is a fun way to exercise while dancing to music—you can even dance IN YOUR CHAIR.

Jackie Stephens Director of Fun

Activity Highlights 2

Trip to Trader Joe’s and Lunch Out 10:45 Sign Up at Front Desk

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Depart for Lunch at Steak & Shake Then See a Movie at River Point Movie Theater 11:00 Sign Up at Front Desk

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Dinner Out – Super Star Asian Cuisine 4:15 Sign Up at Front Desk

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Trip to History Colorado Center & Lunch Out 10:30 Sign Up at Front Desk

16 Depart for Trip – Gamble at Black Hawk or Stay on Bus For Lunch Out & Scenic Drive 9:30 Sign Up at Front Desk 19 Depart for The Wild Animal Sanctuary with Boxed Lunch 10:00 Sign Up at Front Desk 20 Happy Easter! Two Seatings for Champagne Brunch; First Seating 11:0012:00 Second Seating 12:30-1:30 – Sign Up at Front Desk

11 SpectraFit: Join Sherri for Zumba Gold Dance Class 10:30

22 Romeo Men’s Luncheon 11:30 Deadline to Sign Up at Front Desk is Apr.12

12 Meet Brook Ryan – She Will Be Selling Her Custom Cards 9:00-12:00

23 Dinner Out – Pinocchios Italian Restaurant 4:15 Sign Up at Front Desk

12 Reflections of a Life Well Lived With Resident Gustav Lundberg 2:30

24 Birthday Dinner & Entertainment by Jerry Galloway 5:00

13 Dinner Out – Bonefish Grill 4:15 Sign Up at Front Desk

27 Dinner Out – Mimi’s Café 4:15 Sign Up at Front Desk

15 Juliet Women’s Luncheon & Entertainment by Mary 11:30 Deadline to Sign Up At The Front Desk is April 5th

30 Depart For Lunch at Assignments Restaurant 11:00 Sign Up at Front Desk


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SUNDAY

MONDAY PLEASE NOTE: SPECTRAFIT WED. CLASS WILL BE AT A DIFFERENT TIME. BEGINNING WED., APRIL 2ND, CLASS WILL BEGIN AT 10:45

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11:00 1:00 2:00 2:00 4:15

Champagne Brunch Rummikub AR Scrabble SL Church Service C Dinner Out - Super Star Asian Cuisine - Sign Up At Front Desk 7:00 Great Moments in Entertainment: Movie, "Cinderella Man" & Popcorn T

10:00 Coffee Hour with Director of Fun B 10:45 SpectraFit: Balance W 1:00 Bridge AR 1:00 Mexican Train GP 3:00 "There's No Place Like Home" is Our Theme This Month- Visit With Friends Bring Pictures of Home & Family to Share Coffee & Cookies B 7:00 Movie & Popcorn T

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There’s no place like home. - Wizard of Oz

TUESDAY

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9:00 Until 12:00 Kaiser Foot Clinic AR 10:00 SpectraFit: Tai Chi W 10:45 SpectraFun: Ladderball C 1:00 Poker SL 1:15 Canasta GP 2:00 HUGS Committee AR 3:00 SpectraFun: Bingo C 7:00 Great Moments in Entertainment: Movie, "The Changeling" & Popcorn T

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WEDNESDAY

10:00 10:00 10:45 10:45 1:00 1:00 1:00 3:00 7:00

Bible Study SL Book Club Non-Fiction L SpectraFit: Balance W Trip to Trader Joe's & Lunch Out - Sign Up at Front Desk Cribbage B Bridge AR Spectrum Travel Adventures: Hoover Dam T Marvelous Minds - AR Movie & Popcorn T

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Hospitality Committee DR 10:00 Bible Study SL SpectraFit: Tai Chi W 10:30 Trip to History Colorado Resident Art Group AR Center & Lunch Out SpectraFun: Ladderball C Sign Up at Front Desk Poker SL 10:45 SpectraFit: Balance W Canasta B 1:00 Cribbage C History's Mysteries: Where's 1:00 Bridge C Amelia Earhart T 1:00 Spectrum Travel 2:00 HUGS Committee AR Adventures: Golden Gate 3:00 SpectraFun: Bingo & Bridge T Popcorn C 3:00 Marvelous Minds - AR 7:00 Movie & Popcorn T 7:00 Movie & Popcorn T

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THURSDAY

9:30 Coffee/Classics w/Kelly L 10:00 Spectrum Steppers Walkers W/ Walkers FRA 10:30 Spectrum Steppers Hikers Only FRA 10:30 Crafts:Stitchers & Knitters SL 1:00 Pinochle & Hearts SL 2:00 Communion/Rosary C 3:00 Marvelous Minds AR 5:15 Enjoy 30's Music With Cliff Spratt Trio DR 7:00 Movie & Popcorn T

10 9:30 Coffee/Classics w/ Kelly L 10:00 Spectrum Steppers WalkersW/ Walkers FRA 10:30 Spectrum Steppers Hikers Only FRA 10:30 Crafts:Stitchers & Knitters SL 1:00 Pinochle & Hearts SL 2:00 Communion/Rosary C 3:00 Marvelous Minds AR 7:00 Movie & Popcorn T

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4 10:00 11:00 1:00 1:00 2:00 4:00 7:00

FRIDAY SpectraFit: Tai Chi W Just For Laughs With Jackie SL Poker SL Rummikub AR What's News?: Discussion Group - Should We Leave The Middle East C Happy Hour C Movie & Popcorn T

11 10:00 SpectraFit: Tai Chi W 10:30 SpectraFit: Join Sherri For A Great Class Called Zumba Gold This Dance Class Can Be Done Seated or Standing Great Work Out! W 1:00 Poker SL 1:00 Rummikub AR 1:00 Bookmobile 4:00 Happy Hour - C 7:00 Movie & Popcorn T

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SATURDAY

10:00 SpectraFun: Wii Game T 11:00 Depart for Lunch at Steak & Shake Then See A Movie at River Point Movie Theater - Sign Up at Front Desk 1:00 Hearts & Pinochle SL 1:00 Mexican Train GP 1:00 SpectraFun: Bingo & Popcorn With The Geber Family Volunteers C 7:00 Movie & Popcorn T ** DEADLINE TO SIGN UP FOR JULIET WOMEN'S LUNCHEON**

12 9:00 Until 1:00 - Meet Brook Ryan, Alex's Mom She Will Be Selling Her Custom Cards B 10:00 SpectraFun: Wii Games T 1:00 Hearts & Pinochle SL 1:00 Mexican Train GP 1:00 SpectraFun: Bingo & Popcorn C 2:30 Reflections Of A Life Well Lived: Gustav Lundberg's Life Story C 7:00 Movie & Popcorn T **DEADLINE TO SIGN UP FOR ROMEO MEN'S LUNCHEON**

CALENDAR KEY: FRA-FRONT RECEPTION AREA, GP-GRAND PARLOR, C-COMMUNITY ROOM, L-LIBRARY, DR-DINING ROOM, B-BISTRO, W-WELLNESS CENTER, AR-ART ROOM, T-THEATER, SL-SKY LOUNGE


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SUNDAY

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MONDAY

10:00 Community Meeting Coffee Hour with Executive Director B 10:45 SpectraFit: Balance W 11:15 Unti 1:15 -Accents Greeting Cards Sale B 1:00 Bridge AR 1:00 Mexican Train GP 7:00 Movie & Popcorn T

11:00 1:00 2:00 2:00 4:15

Champagne Brunch Rummikub AR Scrabble SL Church Service C Dinner Out - Bonefish Grill -Sign Up at Front Desk 7:00 Movie & Popcorn

PASSOVER BEGINS AT SUNDOWN

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11:00 First Seating For 10:00 Champagne Brunch (Until 12:00) 12:30 Second Seating For 10:45 Champagne Brunch 1:00 (Until 1:30) 1:00 1:00 Rummikub AR 3:30 2:00 Scrabble SL 2:00 Church Service C 7:00 Great Moments in 7:00 Entertainment: Movie, "The Natural" & Popcorn T NO DINNER OUT HAPPY EASTER!

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10:00 10:00 10:45 11:30

1:00 1:15 2:00 3:00 7:00

Blood Pressure Clinic HHO SpectraFit: Tai Chi W SpectraFun: Ladderball C Juliet Women's Luncheon W/ Entertainment by Mary Deadline to Sign Up at Front Desk is Sat., Apr. 5th Poker SL Canasta B HUGS Committee AR SpectraFun: Bingo & Popcorn C Movie & Popcorn T

22 Food For Thought with Director of Dining Services Director B SpectraFit: Balance W Bridge AR Mexican Train GP SpectraFun: Sing-A-Long With Joyful Melodies C Movie & Popcorn

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Champagne Brunch Bridge B Rummikub AR Scrabble SL Church Service C Dinner Out - Mimi's Cafe Sign Up at Front Desk 7:00 Movie & Popcorn

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TUESDAY

10:00 Coffee Hour With Director of Fun B 10:45 SpectraFit: Balance W 1:00 Bridge AR 1:00 Mexican Train GP 3:30 90+ Club C 7:00 Movie & Popcorn T

9:00 10:00 10:30 10:45 11:30 1:00 1:15 2:00 3:00 7:00

Hearing Clinic L SpectraFit: Tai Chi W Resident Art Group AR SpectraFun: Ladderball C Romeo Men's LuncheonDeadline to Sign Up at Front Desk is Sat., Apr. 12th Poker SL Canasta GP HUGS Committee AR SpectraFun: Bingo & Popcorn C Movie & Popcorn T

WEDNESDAY

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9:30 Depart for Trip -Gamble at Black Hawk or Stay on Bus For Lunch Out & Scenic Drive - Sign Up at Front Desk 10:45 SpectraFit: Balance W 10:00 Bible Study SL 10:00 Book Chat - Fiction L 1:00 Cribbage C 1:00 Bridge C 3:00 Marvelous Minds - AR 7:00 Movie & Popcorn T

9:30 Coffee/Classics w/ Kelly L 10:00 Spectrum Steppers Walkers W/ Walkers FRA 10:30 Spectrum Steppers Hikers Only FRA 10:00 Technogym Instruction with Kim Phelps - W 10:30 Crafts:Stitch. & Knit. SL 1:00 Pinochle & Hearts SL 2:00 Communion/Rosary C 3:00 Marvelous Minds AR 5:15 Entertainment by Gary Sattazahn DR 7:00 Movie & Popcorn T

10:00 SpectraFit: Tai Chi W 11:00 Just For Laughs With Jackie SL 1:00 Poker SL 1:00 Rummikub AR 2:00 What's News? - Discussion Group - Technology in Medicine C 4:00 Happy Hour C 7:00 Movie & Popcorn T

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SpectraFit: Balance W 9:30 Coffee/Classics w/Kelly L Bible Study SL 10:00 Spectrum Steppers Cribbage C Walkers W/ Walkers FRA Bridge C 10:30 Spectrum Steppers Quality Living: Plant Hikers Only FRA Seeds For The 10:30 Crafts: Stitchers & Community AR Knitters SL 3:00 Marvelous Minds AR 1:00 Pinochle & Hearts SL 4:15 Dinner Out - Pinocchios 2:00 Communion & Rosary C Italian Restaurant - Sign Up 4:30 Birthday Happy Hour B At Front Desk 5:00 Birthday Dinner & Entertain7:00 Movie & Popcorn T ment by Jerry Galloway DR 7:00 Movie & Popcorn T

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10:45 SpectraFit: Balance W 10:00 Bible Study SL 11:00 Depart for Lunch at Assignments Restaurant Sign Up at Front Desk 1:00 Cribbage C 1:00 Bridge C 3:00 Marvelous Minds AR 7:00 Movie & Popcorn T

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FRIDAY

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29 SpectraFit: Tai Chi W SpectraFun: Ladderball C Poker SL Canasta GP HUGS Committee AR SpectraFun: Bingo & Popcorn C 7:00 Movie & Popcorn T

THURSDAY

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SATURDAY

10:00 Depart for The Wild Animal Sanctuary With Boxed Lunch - Sign Up at Front Desk 10:00 SpectraFun: Wii Games T 1:00 Hearts & Pinochle SL 1:00 Mexican Train GP 1:00 SpectraFun: Bingo & Popcorn With The Geber Family Volunteers C 7:00 Movie & Popcorn T

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10:00 SpectraFit: Tai Chi W 10:00 SpectraFun: Wii Games T 10:30 Aging With Grace: 1:00 Hearts & Pinochle SL Presentation, "How To Get 1:00 Mexican Train GP Organized", by Jaime 1:00 SpectraFun: Bingo & Gossett with Salus Home Popcorn C Care C 7:00 Movie & Popcorn T 1:00 Poker SL 1:00 Rummikub AR 1:00 Bookmobile 4:00 Happy Hour C 7:00 Movie & Popcorn T

CALENDAR KEY: FRA-FRONT RECEPTION AREA, GP-GRAND PARLOR, C-COMMUNITY ROOM, L-LIBRARY, DR-DINING ROOM, B-BISTRO, W-WELLNESS CENTER, AR-ART ROOM, T-THEATER, SL-SKY LOUNGE


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